Ah, the holidays...a time for family, friends and a week-long road trip in the all-wheel-drive 2008 GMC Acadia
. Crammed with four adults spread out over all three rows, a very nervous medium-sized dog and seemingly enough presents to fill Santa's sleigh, the Acadia proved both accommodating and determined, forging confidently into icy 50-mpg winds, over rivers and through woods on our way to grandma's house. The whole trip was uneventful enough that even the dog was able to fall asleep. Despite the rough weather and copious cargo, the Acadia returned a respectable 21 mpg as our trip average.